gettext man page

gettext — translate message

Synopsis

gettext [OPTION] [[TEXTDOMAIN] MSGID]
gettext [OPTION] -s [MSGID]...

Description

The gettext program translates a natural language message into the user's language, by looking up the translation in a message catalog.

Display native language translation of a textual message.

-d, --domain=TEXTDOMAIN
retrieve translated messages from TEXTDOMAIN
-e
enable expansion of some escape sequences
-E
(ignored for compatibility)
-h, --help
display this help and exit
-n
suppress trailing newline
-V, --version
display version information and exit
[TEXTDOMAIN] MSGID
retrieve translated message corresponding to MSGID from TEXTDOMAIN

If the TEXTDOMAIN parameter is not given, the domain is determined from the environment variable TEXTDOMAIN. If the message catalog is not found in the regular directory, another location can be specified with the environment variable TEXTDOMAINDIR. When used with the -s option the program behaves like the 'echo' command. But it does not simply copy its arguments to stdout. Instead those messages found in the selected catalog are translated. Standard search directory: /usr/share/locale

Author

Written by Ulrich Drepper.

Reporting Bugs

Report bugs to <bug-gnu-gettext@gnu.org>.

Referenced By

gm_ctl_client(1), gnumed(1), rstconv(1), wcd(1).

June 2016 GNU gettext-runtime 0.19.8.1 GNU